Jerusalem

  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral 13-01-2014 08:04 AM

    Jerusalem: Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by...
  • Crowds throng at Bethlehem for Christmas 25-12-2013 03:58 PM

    Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night. The heavy turnout, its highest in years, helped lift spirits in Bethlehem as leaders...
  • Israel frees Palestinian hunger strike icon Samer Essawi 24-12-2013 12:04 PM

    Israeli authorities freed Samer Essawi, a Palestinian prisoner who went on the longest hunger strike against Israel, after more than 17 months in jail, on Monday, his family said. Essawi, from Essaweyeh town in eastern Jerusalem, was received by hundreds of relatives, friends and supporters, Xinhua reported. He served his...
  • Palestine to brief John Kerry on peace talks with Israel 03-09-2013 06:38 PM

    The Palestinian side will brief US Secretary of State John Kerry about some issues that "disturb" peace talks with Israel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Maliki said on Tuesday. Kerry would be updated on the Palestinian views when the Arab League's diplomats meet him in Rome on Sunday, Xinhua quoted Al-Maliki...
  • Jerusalem pushes forth with settlement plans 25-08-2013 11:46 PM

    The Jerusalem Municipality says it is moving forward with the construction of 1,500 apartments in east Jerusalem. City spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said on Sunday that city officials approved plans to lay down infrastructure for the project. She called the move a 'standard and bureaucratic process' and said actual construction is...
  • Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements 14-08-2013 06:11 AM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the...
  • Jerusalem turns racetrack for F1 Peace Roadshow 14-06-2013 12:14 PM

    Formula One giants Ferrari and Marussia dazzled in the first Jerusalem F1 Peace Roadshow on Thursday, driving around for the first time in the Holy City at speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour on an 2.8 kilometre track.Tens of thousands excited spectators witnessed the much anticipated event. The...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinian journalists 21-11-2012 04:29 AM

    Gaza City: Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. The strikes came on Tuesday on the seventh day of Israel's offensive against Gaza's...
  • Hillary in Jerusalem as Gaza truce still elusive 21-11-2012 03:49 AM

    Jerusalem: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jerusalem for talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as expectations rose of a ceasefire soon to end a week of fighting around the Gaza Strip. However, Gaza's rulers, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, revised a statement that a...
  • Hamas says truce agreed, Israel says no deal yet 21-11-2012 12:51 AM

    Jerusalem: A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ceasefire deal that would go into effect within hours, but a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "we're not there yet". "An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900...
  • Hamas says ceasefire in Gaza close, Israel denies 20-11-2012 10:23 PM

    Jerusalem: A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Tuesday from Cairo that "we haven't struck the deal yet, but we are progressing and it will most likely be tonight." Cease-fire...
  • 'Ties with Israel will help Pak vis-a-vis India' 07-01-2012 08:58 AM

    Jerusalem: Seeking closer ties with Israel, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf said the Jewish state is a fait accompli, relations with it can help Islamabad come closer to the strong Jewish lobby in the US and in its conflict against India. Musharraf, who is planning to return to Pakistan...
  • Jerusalem municipality to set up Gandhi memorial 05-01-2012 10:24 AM

    Jerusalem: Looking upto Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace, Jerusalem municipality is mulling over setting up a memorial for the Indian leader, which will include a statue of Bapu and a mediation centre, in an area connecting a Jewish neighbourhood and an Arab one. "This gesture comes too late by 64...
  • Indians march for peace in Jesus's birthplace 25-12-2011 08:30 AM

    Jerusalem/Bethlehem: Hundreds of Christian pilgrims from India took out a procession in Jesus Christ's birthplace of Bethlehem praying for world peace on the eve of Christmas. Around 500 Indians who took part in the procession were Christian tourists from various parts of the country. "The scenes from various parts of...
  • Israel lures Hollywood to film in the Holy Land 29-08-2011 04:54 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel is tired of Hollywood filming Jesus' crucifixion in Italy and the Crusader invasion of the Holy Land in Morocco. So Israeli officials are promising better tax breaks, terror attack insurance and handouts of up to $400,000 to lure international movie producers to the holy city of Jerusalem. They...
  • Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ discovered? 12-04-2011 01:40 PM

    Jerusalem: Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails...
  • Jerusalem bus explosion, 30 hurt 23-03-2011 08:32 PM

    Jerusalem: A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring at least 30 people, police and medics said. Police described the explosion as a "terrorist attack", Israel's term for a Palestinian strike. It was the first such bombing in Jerusalem in seven years....
  • Obama slammed ahead of 'reach-out' tour 04-06-2009 08:53 AM

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  • Jerusalem bulldozer kills 3 in a rampage 02-07-2008 09:26 PM

    Colombo: Now that Australia have qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals – by virtue of a superior net run-rate despite losing to Pakistan – the scenario for India to become the fourth and final team in the knockout stage has been decided. Put in to bat by AB de...
  • Division of Jerusalem may be necessary for peace: Olmert 02-01-2008 02:18 AM

    Mumbai: Desperate Luke Woodcock is waiting his turn to make his World Cup debut after being overlooked by New Zealand for their league games so far. The bowler appeared to have the best chance to get a look-in on Sunday against Canada after skipper and fellow left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori...
  • God's Warriors: People want their God in the power seat 09-09-2007 01:24 PM

    Different faiths have exploded into political forces over the last few decades. ...
  • Expert discovers ancient Jewish tomb 10-05-2007 01:08 PM

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  • Israel, Palestine to carry on dialogue 12-03-2007 12:26 PM

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  • Titanic director finds Jesus' grave 26-02-2007 11:46 AM

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